gigantic

adjective
gi·​gan·​tic | \ jī-ˈgan-tik How to pronounce gigantic (audio) , jə- \

Definition of gigantic

: exceeding the usual or expected (as in size, force, or prominence)

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Other Words from gigantic

gigantically \ jī-​ˈgan-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce gigantic (audio) , jə-​ \ adverb

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enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness. an enormous expense an immense shopping mall huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount. incurred a huge debt vast usually suggests immensity of extent. the vast Russian steppes gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind. a gigantic sports stadium colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions. a colossal statue of Lincoln mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk. a mammoth boulder

Examples of gigantic in a Sentence

a raccoon got into the trash and now there's a gigantic mess in our backyard
Recent Examples on the Web The Mitchell Park Domes opened Monday for a special event: To let visitors smell a gigantic, stinky flower. Brittany Trang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 July 2021 Some of the actors’ gestures seem gigantic in an intimate space. courant.com, 9 July 2021 Wyden’s move came after ProPublica detailed how the Roth IRA, a ho-hum retirement account designed to help the middle class save for retirement, had been hijacked by the ultrawealthy, who used it to create gigantic onshore tax shelters. James Bandler, ProPublica, 7 July 2021 Our hotel was gigantic with several lobbies and common areas. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 30 June 2021 The first part of a duology, it is set in a huge city enclosed by a gigantic, unscalable wall and has drawn comparisons to both Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2021 The gigantic, yet stylish, two-level, 357-square-feet trailer can comfortably sleep seven adults. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 18 May 2021 One possibility, lawmakers said, is that attorneys could insert the 300-page marijuana measure into the implementer for one gigantic bill. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 10 June 2021 Democrats are rushing into a law a gigantic spending bill under the guise of Covid-19 relief. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of gigantic

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gigantic

Greek gigantikos, from gigant-, gigas giant

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The first known use of gigantic was in 1630

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15 Jul 2021

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“Gigantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gigantic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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gigantic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gigantic

: extremely large

gigantic

adjective
gi·​gan·​tic | \ jī-ˈgan-tik How to pronounce gigantic (audio) \

Kids Definition of gigantic

: extremely large or great (as in size, weight, or strength) Gigantic waves crashed on the beach.

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